Ali Pajouhan said, "In the field of
catalysts, we have defined a catalyst production document which we are
pursuing,” the National Petrochemical Company (NPC) reported.
He said PRTC had identified key catalysts to be
developed domestically, saying, "Our focus on catalysts for petrochemical
processes includes MTP, MTO, PE, polypropylene, ammonia, methanol and olefin
processes, whose productions are planned for the current and next calendar
The Iranian calendar year begins on March 21.
The official further noted that the technologies for developing some
of the catalysts had been indigenized and the rest were being worked on.
"I hope that with the continued support of the research sector,
it will be possible to commercialize the results of over the next 10 years of
research," he went on to add.